Ulnar Artery Embolus – A Diagnostic Clue

Caleb Powell, Ronan Cusack, David Parfrey and Eoin Fahy


A 74-year-old woman with a history of smoking, hyperlipidaemia and transient ischaemic attack (TIA) presented to the emergency department with sudden onset of right upper limb (RUL) weakness and sensory disturbance. Clinical examination was notable for reduced RUL sensation. Laboratory testing was unremarkable, aside from a mixed pattern of liver enzyme derangement, with preserved synthetic function. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain revealed multifocal infarcts in the right middle cerebral artery (MCA) and right posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) territories.

Published on: June 15, 2022
doi: 10.17756/micr.2022-076
Citation: Powell C, Cusack R, Parfrey D, Fahy E. 2022. Ulnar Artery Embolus – A Diagnostic Clue. J Med Imaging Case Rep 6(1): 22-23..